Setting Windows 7 to continually run

September 14, 2012 at 09:01:30
Specs: Windows 7
How do I set my computer to stay on all of the time?

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September 14, 2012 at 09:22:42
Go to Control Panel-->Power options. Then change "when the computer sleeps." Out of curiosity why do you want it to be on all the time?

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September 14, 2012 at 11:47:42
Apart from what winipcfg said, you can also modify the current power plan in order to select the Monitor turn off interval, if needed. (that option actually appears when you click the "When the computer sleeps" option, too.)

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September 14, 2012 at 12:29:42
You should perhaps define what you mean by "on all the time"

I never shut mine off. If you don't shut them off, they're on.

I have my power options set to shut the monitor down after 5 minutes. This doesn't stop the computer from running. The AV still scans regularly every night, the backup still runs etc.

Instead of asking a vague question, try again only this time try explaining first what it is you're trying to accomplish.

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September 14, 2012 at 14:48:38
The easiest way is to set everything to never and then use a screensaver.

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September 15, 2012 at 09:44:13
A huge waste of energy to stay on all the time. Only a waster would do that. If you are not using the computer then why don't you turn it off? Most computers at least do one of three standby states if you really insist on wasting energy. The choices are standby, hibernate and a hybrid hibernate. All of them allow you to use the computer when needed.

I put all of my computer stuff on a power strip and turn it all off when not in use. All of the wall warts and monitor standby use and computer use runs 40 watts. That is just too much for me to pay every second. Then I have to air condition that out.

You wouldn't let your car or TV or such run all the time would you?

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